August 23, 2011
DINNER ON THE FARM – A FUNDRAISING BENEFIT FOR SIX RIVERS MARKET
ENJOY A SEASONALLY-INSPIRED MENU OF LOCALLY GROWN FOOD with LIVE MUSIC!
$45 PER PERSON
Wine and Beer included (2 drink tickets/person)
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 ~ 4:30 PM
JOIN US FOR ROASTED PIG!
Courtesy of SRM’s Cascade Creek Farm
Event hosted by SRM producer RED WHEELBARROW PRODUCE
JUST 9 MILES NE OF SANDPOINT
Purchase tickets online at www.sixriversmarket.org
or call 208-610-8585 to reserve your tickets now!
NATURAL PEST MANAGEMENT FIELD DAY
July 11, 2011
Natural pest management is a method of controlling pests without using chemicals. Instead, other insects, birds, animals, plants or mechanical techniques are used. Chemical pesticides have many disadvantages. Although they remove the pest, they also kill many of the insects that are useful to the crop, can pollute soil and water supplies, and make people sick.
On Sunday, July 17th, 2011 Washington State University will hold a Natural Pest Management Field Day at Greentree Naturals Certified Organic Farm located twelve miles northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho. Several representatives from the Washington State University Department of Entomology will be presenting their unique research projects using natural pest control methods. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about using beneficial insects and ecologically-based approaches to pest control in the garden to minimize the use of insecticides.
Joyce Parker is a graduate student in entomology at WSU. Joyce will discuss her findings on the benefits of using ecologically-based approaches to pest control to manage the crucifer flea beetle on broccoli and other research using companion plants to control pests and avoid the need to spray insecticides. Dr. David Crowder is a post doctorate research associate in entomology at WSU and will be discussing some of his research on insect natural enemy biodiversity and herbivore control as well as using nematodes for pest management. Diane Green, owner/manager of Greentree Naturals, will also share some of the techniques they use at their organic farm for dealing with assorted pests.
The event will start promptly at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $15.00 which includes a gourmet lunch highlighting local food served at 1:00 p.m. Students $10.00; Rural Roots members receive $2.00 discount.
If you are joining us for lunch, Registration deadline July 14th. Late registration does not guarantee you a lunch. To register, contact Joyce Parker at email@example.com or call 509-335-7965.
Checks can be mailed to:
WSU Department of Entomology, ATTN: Joyce Parker
P.O. Box 646382-FSHN 166
Pullman, WA 99164-6382
Please check http://www.greentreenaturals.com/ for schedule of on-farm events and more project information about the Pest Management Field Day.
Certified Organic Farm since 1992
Diane Green & Thom Sadoski
“The future belongs to those who give the next generation reasons to hope.”
Green Cars Increase Polution In Sweden
June 15, 2011
That’s no typo. Sweden has more per-capita sales of green cars than any other nation. Thanks to government subsidies which have encouraged citizens to trade in their old guzzlers for energy-efficient replacements, Sweden leads the world in green vehicle ownership (hybrids, clean diesel, and ethanol). It therefore came as quite a surprise that Sweden’s greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector are up rather than down.
How could this have happened? Simple. Because people have more efficient cars, they drive more.
The lesson to be learned from Sweden is two-fold: We can not buy our way out of environmental degradation and not every solution will come from new technology.
Read the original article in the Baltimore Sun
Queen of the Sun
April 30, 2011
Queen of the Sun, What Are the Bees Telling Us?
7:30 p.m., Thursday May 5th @ the Panida Theatre
In 1923, Rudolf Steiner, predicted that in 80 to 100 years honeybees would collapse. Now, beekeepers around the United States and around the world are reporting an incredible loss of honeybees, a phenomenon deemed “Colony Collapse Disorder.”
For the first time, in an alarming inquiry into the insights behind Steiner’s prediction, QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? takes us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive.
This engaging and ultimately uplifting movie by Taggart Siegel, weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world, including New York Times bestselling author, Michael Pollan, biodynamic beekeeper Gunther Hauk and Indian Activist Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
“Queen of the Sun is stunning…as soulful as it is scientific, as uplifting as it is alarming. Siegel sets himself and his film apart with exquisite cinematography and awe-inducing visual artistry.” -Christine Champ, Film.com
“Bee” sure not to miss the movie Box Office magazine gives 5 stars and calls “The feel good advocacy movie of the year.”
Immediately following the film, audience members can take part in a discussion with local beekeepers, master gardeners and bee experts to learn more about the phenomenon and what folks in the region can do to help the plight of the bees.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and $4 for children and can be purchased in advance at Pedro’s and Pack River Potion or at the door starting at 6:30 on the Thursday May 5th.
Sponsored by the Idaho Conservation League and the Panida Theatre.
For more information visit the Idaho Conservation Leagues’ events page: www.idahoconservation.org or the Queen of the Sun’s webpage: www.queenofthesun.com or contact Nancy Dooley: firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-265-9596.
Backyard Food Production – Movie
April 19, 2011